|Geelong vs Western Bulldogs AFL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|AFL betting odds||Geelong $1.67 at BetOnline | Bulldogs $2.30 at Bet365|
|When||Friday, June 18 at 7:50pm AEST|
|Where||GMHBA Stadium – Geelong, Victoria|
|Last time they met||Western Bulldogs 9.7.61 – Geelong 10.12.72 (R14, 2020)|
|Watch live||Seven, Foxtel, Kayo|
Two finals-bound teams will clash at GMHBA Stadium this Friday night when the Geelong Cats and Western Bulldogs face off in round 14 of the 2021 AFL Premiership season.
A crowd of 7,000 will be permitted to attend this match as COVID restrictions in Victoria continue to ease, but only local members will be allowed to purchase tickets.
The Bulldogs and the Cats sit second and third on the AFL ladder respectively, making this the obvious standout of the five games on the fixture this weekend.
Chris Scott’s Cats boast a very strong record at Kardinia Park, especially against the Bulldogs, who have lost nine straight games when travelling down the Princes Freeway.
Can the Cats extend their winning streak, or will the Doggies win and usurp the Demons on top of the ladder?
Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs match preview
These two sides play a similar brand of football, as they both enjoy controlling the ball before advancing up the field. The Cats have utilised Tom Stewart and the hard-working Mitch Duncan to move the ball out of defence, while Caleb Daniel and Bailey Dale have been terrific in the back half for the Bulldogs. All four of these players provide great value in the disposal betting markets.
A majority of Geelong’s recent goals have been kicked by the dynamic trio of Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan. The Bulldogs have a range of goalkickers every week, but the best value for this match comes from Cody Weightman at $3.30 with Sportsbet to kick two or more.
- Jed Bews
- Lachie Henderson
- Jack Henry
- Zach Tuohy
- Tom Stewart
- Jake Kolodjashnij
- Isaac Smith
- Cameron Guthrie
- Sam Menegola
- Luke Dahlhaus
- Jeremy Cameron
- Brad Close
- Patrick Dangerfield
- Tom Hawkins
- Gary Rohan
- Esva Ratugolea
- Mitch Duncan
- Joel Selwood
- Mark O’Connor
- Tom Atkins
- Mark Blicavs
- Brandan Parfitt
- Quinton Narkle (Emg)
- Zach Guthrie (Emg)
- Shaun Higgins (Emg)
- Rhys Stanley (Emg)
- Coach: Chris Scott
- Tim English
- Aaron Naughton
- Mitch Hannan
- Cody Weightman
- Josh Bruce
- Jason Johannisen
- Lachie Hunter
- Tom Liberatore
- Bailey Dale
- Caleb Daniel
- Zaine Cordy
- Taylor Duryea
- Hayden Crozier
- Alex Keath
- Ryan Gardner
- Stefan Martin
- Jackson Macrae
- Marcus Bontempelli
- Bailey Smith
- Anthony Scott
- Bailey Williams
- Roarke Smith
- Toby McLean (Emg)
- Mitch Wallis (Emg)
- Easton Wood (Emg)
- Jordon Sweet (Emg)
- Coach: Luke Beveridge
Key matchup: Tom Hawkins vs Aaron Naughton
The key forwards have propelled both teams up the ladder this season, and we think Tom Hawkins and Aaron Naughton will be critical this week. Naughton has partnered Josh Bruce perfectly this season, but it is time for the young Bulldog to take control inside 50 and convert his chances. Hawkins could have kicked a bag last week, but the reigning Coleman Medallist finished with 4.4 against the Power. Having kicked 11 goals in his last four outings against the Doggies, the Geelong star could be set for another big haul this Friday night.
Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs predictions & best bets
Geelong Cats to win by 1-39 points
Even though the Power started brilliantly last week and led at multiple stages, the Cats were strong enough to secure the victory on the road. Geelong has won nine straight matches against the Western Bulldogs at Kardinia Park and should get the job done this week. Cam Guthrie will make a timely return to tackle the talented Bulldogs midfield.
Geelong by 1-39 points
Cody Weightman to kick 2+ goals
Cody Weightman has been a revelation for the Western Bulldogs this season, kicking eight goals from his four games. The buzzing small forward has a strong aerial presence but does his best work at ground-level. Weightman has kicked multiple goals three times this season while also peppering the behinds, so the $3.30 on offer looks well overs.
Cody Weightman 2+ goals
Same game multi: 3 legs @ $12.50
We are backing the Cats to win their sixth straight match of the 2021 AFL Premiership season. The goalkicking markets for this match offer great value, which is why are taking both Cody Weightman and Tom Hawkins to kick multiple majors. Combine these three legs for a $12.50 return with Sportsbet.com.au.
Geelong 1-39 / Hawkins 2+ goals / Weightman 2+ goals
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